Hi, Im new,but yea..... Anyway I wanna get a new computer to run battlefield 3 and people tell me to get it custom and i heard if you get it custom you have to put it together yourself and i cant do that
so i wanna know whats a good gaming pc that isnt too expensive but can run battlefield 3 and other games that are coming out this year.
I build my own PC, so I really don't know many sites that allows you to customize. From iBuyPower's site I generally recommend......
Generally speaking, you should get an Intel i5 - 2500 or i5 - 2500k. The "k" model allows you to overclock your CPU. Additionally it seems iBuyPower has a free upgrade from the i5 - 2500 to the i5 - 2500k so that a decent deal.
Over the past few years I have preferred ATI cards over nVidia mostly due to lower power consumption while still having great performance. Assuming you will buy a 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor, you will probably want to buy at least the HD 6870 if you want to use high quality graphic settings.
I generally buy Corsair brand. 8GB should be more than enough for gamers. 4GB the minimum recommendation.
Recommended brands are (in order of preference): XFX, Corsair, Enermax and Silverstone. A 600w PSU should be more than enough, but most importantly the brand name will determine the quality and of course it will cost more. I generally do not recommend cutting corners with an unknown brand.
I have no idea since I am not looking at upgrading my current PC so I don't know which ones are better than others.
Adding to jaguarskx's post.
For the motherboard you would want a P67A motherboard which supports overclocking but no onboard graphics.
The best boards out there under $200 in my opinion is the
Asus P8P67 Pro (or regular.)
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 or the UD3(or UD3P).
MSi P67A-GD65 or GD55.